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Leyton Orient offering fans cheap tickets for Saturday's National League home match with Woking

PUBLISHED: 14:00 22 March 2018

Macauley Bonne is hugged by his Leyton Orient team-mates (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Macauley Bonne is hugged by his Leyton Orient team-mates (pic: Simon O'Connor).

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With tickets only £5 for this weekend's game, it is worth finding out more about the story of ex-Woking midfielder Damon Lathrope

Leyton Orient are selling tickets for only £5 for Saturday’s National League home match with Woking.

With no London Premier League or Championship team playing at home, the O’s are offering football at an affordable price this weekend.

Tickets are now on general sale and can be purchased in person at the O’s ticket office on Oliver Road between 9.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday or online by clicking here or phoning 0871 310 1883.

The ticket office will open on Saturday at 10am and adult tickets are priced at £5, kids prices are £1 and so are concessions.

Woking supporters can also purchase tickets for the same price through their own club shop this week.

With ticket prices cheaper than normal, it is worth highlighting the story of ex-Cards player Damon Lathrope.

On February 24 Lathrope suffered a broken leg while playing for Woking against Boreham Wood in the National League.

The break was very bad and has entailed several lengthy and complicated operations and although the 28-year-old is expected to make a good recovery, it is a life changing and career ending injury.

Woking and the player have since stressed it was a purely football incident with no blame attached to the opposition, but the main battle now is to ensure Lathrope and his family are supported financially, especially as they are expecting their second child this summer.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to leave a short message for Lathrope and his wife Jade and any financial contributions, excluding the site fee, go directly to them.

So far £9,596 has been received of the initial £10,000 goal and £1,725 was raised through a bucket collection at Woking’s game with Halifax Town on March 10.

Lathrope recently released a statement regarding the support he received on the official Woking club website, it read: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone for the amazing support.

“There are so many good people out there: fans, players, managers, and directors. The support I’ve had has been overwhelming.

“I’ve been so humbled with the responses and I’ve been reading every single message. It was always far more important to me that I was respected as a person first, and player second.

“I’m doing great, seven operations in, with a fair few to go, and I’ll hopefully be out and back home with my family in the next two to three weeks, all being well.

“With everyone’s show of love and support at the forefront, I’m feeling very positive and ready to attack the rest of my journey. Be happy and thanks again, Damon.”

For more information on Lathrope’s story and how to donate, click here.

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